A weekly post updated every Sunday discussing my current writing projects and where I stand with them. This will include any and all work(s) in progress (WIP) be they creative writing, essays/analyses, or reviews of any type.
Finished This Week: 2
Title: The Unfinished Seventh – An FFVII Comparative Essay
I managed to revive and finish a project I hadn’t touched in about sixth months in order to post it on September 7, 2017, the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. I worked on it for about eight hours straight on “due date” despite fatigue and brain fog standing in my way. I was highly encouraged by posts on The Well-Red Mage’s and Cheap Boss Attack’s sites about Squeenix’s magnum opus, and I knew I had to finish so I could be counted amongst such great company. It’s already generated some amazing discussions, and, like every essay, meta, or analysis I write, I learn a host of new things and am inspired with fresh ideas for later projects. Feel free to give it a read if you’re interested in comparative analysis involving how Greek tragedy inspired numerous aspects of the FFVII narrative especially in regards to Sephiroth’s character arc!
Project: Book Review
Title: Stone & Iris
Author: Jonathan Ballagh
I’m making some headway on my mammoth book review pile, but I’d planned on reviewing one a day. Ah the best laid plains…I’m at least happy I was able to get this review out there. This brief story deserves all of the accolades and required two readings on the part of yours truly, which I’m not ashamed to admit.
Title: The Broken Rose
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Fanfiction (FFVII) Novel
Current Word Count: 261,408
Prior Word Count: 263,453
Word Difference: -2045
Progress: First edit of Chapter 11
Hopefully, you’re not growing tired of feather pens. I’ll probably keep this up throughout the first edit at least. I’m cutting out a lot of words, as you can see from my word count above. When I initially wrote it, I put in situations that would be better served elsewhere. Since this is a letter chapter, I want it to be more about her thoughts/feelings and not necessarily more action based items. But I also don’t want it to be boring and/or extraneous. It’s a constant balancing act.
Quote: He’s never hurt me in any way, but his hands make me feel weaker. It’s a different kind of weakness though, almost a sleepy one.